Olympus DP72 microscope digital camera

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Olympus has released the 12.8 Megapixel Olympus DP72 digital microscopy camera, which combines high sensitivity, speed, resolution and quality, with no restrictions.

The DP72 digital camera is flexible and features advanced image processing capabilities, making it ideal for pathology applications, where faithful colour reproduction is essential for clear and consistent diagnoses.

The re-mastered pixelshift technology provides high-definition images with the single click of a button. Capturing a 12.8 Megapixel (4,140 x 3,096 pixels), full-resolution image with excellent clarity and detail is achieved in under 2.5s. This camera provides an excellent range of image resolutions to suit all magnifications and experimental requirements. In live-mode, 1,360 x 1,024 pixel images can be displayed at 15fps without any colour shift during sample movement, making it ideal for live imaging documentation.

Additionally, even if a specimen is wholly or partially dark, the flexibility of the DP72 allows it to record black and white images with exceptional sensitivity and low background noise. This precision is ensured for the faintest of images, via the Peltier-based cooling which maintains a temperature of 10°C below ambient. The custom monochrome function allows the user to maximise the readout intensity of specific dyes by accentuating the respective pixel colour. Sensitivity can be increased by implementing binning modes, which combine the light intensity of 2 x 2 or 4 x 4 pixel areas. As a result, clear, sharp images are produced consistently for all illumination methods and experimental protocols.